Western Union hides worldwide its exact store where the fraud had been done and with that deletes all possibilities for investigations of your money. Of course the next crime that only can mean that this address is Western Union itself or US governmental sections (FBI or judicial authorities).In all these cases your transfer never was sent to the place you ordered it!!!.For all victims please read the following carefully to get your money back:Office of Attorney General Terry Goddard
STATE OF ARIZONA ANDREA M. ESQUERDEPARTMENT OF LAW PRESS SECRETARY12 75 W. WASHINGTON STREET PHONE: (602) 542-8019PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85007-2926 CELL PHONE: (602) 725-2200WWW.AZAG.GOVFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Western Union Agrees to Warn ConsumersAbout Fraudulent Money Transfers(Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 14, 2005) Attorney General Terry Goddard today announced an agreement with Western Union Financial Services, Inc., which will address concerns about the company’s wire transfer services by fraudulent telemarketers.Goddard joined Attorneys General representing 46 other states and the District ofColumbia in this agreement. The accord calls for Western Union to fund an $8.1 Million national consumer awareness program, and to provide consumer warnings on the forms completed by customers using its wire transfer services. Western Union is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corporation, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The agreement addressed the high number of "fraud-induced transfers," money wired by consumers to fraudulent telemarketers and other scam artists. For example, some telemarketers use a "lottery" scam, in which they tell consumers they have won a large sum of money but must pay taxes or other charges in order to claim the winnings. The victims are then directed to send the money by wire because wire transfers are fast, there are transfer agents in most communities and funds can be picked up in multiple locations."The warning Western Union is placing on its documents is clear and prominent,"Goddard said. "It will help consumers protect themselves. We need ‘third parties’ likeWestern Union, and other financial institutions, including banks, to help us fightconsumer fraud."The problem of fraud-induced transfers is substantial. Based on a survey conducted by seven states, it was estimated that over 29 percent of Western Union transfers inexcess of $300 from the U.S. to Canada were fraud-induced, representing 58 percent of the total dollars transferred and an average of over $1500 per transfer. Total American consumer losses to Canada in the year 2002 alone were estimated at $113 million.The agreement reached with the Attorneys General and Western Union requires:
Office of Attorney General Terry GoddardOffice of the Attorney GeneralPage 2??Western Union to place prominent warnings to consumers about the dangers offraud-induced wire transfers. The warnings must be in English and Spanish, andappear on a new front page of Western Union’s Send Form. Comparable warningsare required for telephone and Web transfers.??Western Union to pay $8.1 million over five years for national peer-counselingprograms to be overseen by the AARP Foundation and designed to reach at leastthree million consumers.??Western Union to reimburse the amount of any transfer, plus fees, to any consumerwho requests, prior to pickup, that a transfer be stopped and who reasonably claimsthat the transfer was fraud-induced.??Western Union to send monthly anti-fraud emails to its agents, revise thecompany’s agent training video and manual, and provide enhanced training toagents with elevated fraud levels at their locations.??Western Union to terminate agents who are involved in fraud and suspend orterminate agents who do not take reasonable steps requested by WU to reducefraud.??Western Union to block wire transfers from specific consumers or to specificrecipients when Western Union receives information from a state that there isreason to believe that fraud will occur, until such time as the consumer is counseledon fraud and requests resumption of the transfer.###
But do not worry: As US Governmental authorities also make money with your frauded money and how will be explaines in my next publications
Product or Service Mentioned: Western Union Money Order.
Monetary Loss: $19000.